Darya Zhuk left Minsk, Belarus at the age of 16 to study in the US. Six years later with a cum lade B.A. degree from Harvard University, Darya Zhuk started making films first as a video artist, then as a producer and today as a director. She is a proud honors graduate of Columbia MFA program in Directing. Her films have been selected to SXSW, Tarkovsky, Oaxaca, Atlanta, Palm Springs, Santa Fe Independent film festivals just to name a few. In 2014, she directed a half-hour comedy pilot for Russian cable network TNT, which has been greenlit for production. She strives to tell fun, unapologetically messy stories about always strong, diverse, and sometimes shocking women.
Name: Darya Zhuk
Lives in: New York City, New York
Occupation: Director, Producer and Screenwriter